Schoolboys in Disgrace or The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace is a 1975 concept album by the Kinks. It was considered to be the last album by critics in what they dubbed the group's "theatrical" period, and their final release for RCA Records. According to the back cover liner notes, the story which the album presents is as follows: Once upon a time there was a naughty little schoolboy. He and his gang were always playing tricks on the teachers and bullying other children in the school
So, Davies designed their next album as a return to a simpler, band-oriented sound. Of course, he didn't jettison his love for conceptual works, so Schoolboys in Disgrace was born. Working under the presumption that a return to simple rock demanded a simple theme, Davies constructed the album as a nostalgic trip through childhood, reviving '50s rock & roll (including the occasional doo wop harmony) for the album's foundation, then turning the amps up high. There's no actual story per se - it's a series of vignettes, like a coming-of-age film
One day he got himself into very serious trouble with a naughty schoolgirl and he was sent to the Headmaster who decided to disgrace the naughty boy and his gang in front of the whole school. After this punishent the boy turned into a hard and bitter character. Perhaps it was not the punishment that changed him but the fact that he realised people in authority would always be there to kick him down and the Establishment would always put him in his place. He knew that he could not change the past but he vowed that in the future he would always get what he wanted.
Schoolboys in Disgrace. Rock'n'Roll The Kinks. Released date 23 January 1976. Labels Velvel Records. Music StyleRock'n'Roll. Members owning this album3. 2. Jack the Idiot Dunce. 4. The First Time We Fall in Love.
Features Song Lyrics for The Kinks's Schoolboys In Disgrace album. No More Looking Back Lyrics. 8. I'm In Disgrace Lyrics. 9. I’m in Disgrace Lyrics. 10. Education Lyrics. The Kinks Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Do you like this album?
Perhaps never more so than on Schoolboys in Disgrace, probably their best LP since Everybody’s in Showbiz and a welcome relief from the ambitious but tired Preservation Act opus. Since Davies seems curiously committed to the concept album (the disappointing Soap Opera was the last), the least one can ask is that he pull it off without having to shore up his exposition by using aesthetically weak material. Because it does not really try very hard to hit a seriocomic home run, Schoolboys in Disgrace isn’t one of the Kinks’ great albums.
|2||Jack The Idiot Dunce|
|4||The First Time We Fall In Love|
|5||I'm In Disgrace|
|7||The Hard Way|
|8||The Last Assembly|
|9||No More Looking Back|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kinks Properties Limited
- Copyright (c) – Kinks Properties Limited
- Licensed To – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
- Record Company – USM Japan
- Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
- Distributed By – Universal Music LLC
- Published By – Davray Music Ltd.
- Recorded At – Konk Studios
- Engineered At – Toy Specialists
- Remastered At – Gateway Mastering
- Art Direction [Original Release] – Pat Doyle
- Art Direction [Reissue] – Christina Battani
- Artwork [Reissue Photograph And Artwork Contributors] – Doug Hinman, Janet Makosca, Klaus Schmalenbach, Russell Smith
- Backing Vocals – Debbie Doss*, Pamela Travis, Shirlie Roden
- Bass Guitar – John Dalton
- Design [Reissue] – K. Lee Hammond*
- Drums – Mick Avory
- Engineer [Assistant - This Release] – Larry Greenbaum
- Engineer [Konk Archival Tape Engineers And Assistants] – Albert Pinheiro, Graham Hogg, Ryan Tully
- Engineer [Original Release] – Roger Wake
- Engineer [This Release] – Mike Konopka
- Illustration [Original Cover] – Mickey Finn
- Keyboards – John Gosling
- Lead Guitar, Vocals – Dave Davies
- Photography By – Chris Hopper
- Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Raymond Douglas Davies*
- Remastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Saxophone – Alan Holmes
- Tenor Saxophone – Nick Newall
- Trombone – John Beecham
- Vocals, Guitar, Piano – Ray Davies
NotesOriginally released as RCA Victor LPL1-5102 (November 17, 1975).
All tracks remastered in 1998 and released on Konk 2738382 .
Made in Japan.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 988005 748959
- Matrix / Runout: [4 Universal logos] UICY-25361 1T V
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L236
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 4011
- Rights Society: JASRAC
|LPL1-5102||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (LP, Album)||RCA Victor||LPL1-5102||US||1975|
|VICP-70009||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (CD, Album, RE, SHM)||Victor||VICP-70009||Japan||2008|
|VR2 79724||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (HDCD, Album, Club, RE, RM)||Velvel||VR2 79724||US||1998|
|VEL 79724-2||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Velvel||VEL 79724-2||Australia||2004|
|LPL1-5102, 26.21607 AO||The Kinks||Schoolboys In Disgrace (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||RCA Victor, RCA Victor||LPL1-5102, 26.21607 AO||Germany||Unknown|